State announces partnership with bottom 5% of lowest-performing schools

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is partnering with local school districts to address low-achieving schools in the state...

November 29, 2022
11:30 PM

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is partnering with local school districts to address low-achieving schools in the state.We're told 54 districts contain at least one underperforming school.The state says MDE will collaborate with schools that rate in the bottom 5% and/or display a graduation rate of 67% or lower over a four-year period.'What we're experiencing is the consequence of underfunding Michigan public school students, educators, and education for many years, the resultant teacher shortage, and a once-in-a-century pandemic,' says State Superintendent Dr.

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